We’ve been working with 3D printers for so many years it’s sometimes hard to recall what it was like when first encountering a 3D printer. That’s why we’re reading a post on GeekDad by Brad Moon, who decided to dive deep into 3D printing by purchasing a 3D Systems Cube personal 3D printer.
Citing a source close to the negotiations, last week a rumor from TechCrunch surfaced that 3D printing leader Stratasys (SSYS) is in talks to acquire Brooklyn, NY based MakerBot. Since then there’s been no comment from Stratasys management, and MakerBot founder and CEO Bre Pettis refused to comment on the speculation but then added “We’re not going anywhere”. Of course in the frequently bizarre M&A landscape, refusal to comment and even an outright denial of any pos… Go here to see the original: Prediction: Private 3D Printing Company MakerBot Won’t Be Private Much Longer acne treatment
In Malaysia, Materialise recently collaborated with Melinda Looi , an internationally acclaimed fashion designer, for Asia’s first 3D Print Fashion Show. Last Friday, the fashion show took place in 21 st century metropolis that is Kuala Lumpur. The idea of the fashion show was to demonstrate how 3D printing is again breaking down barriers in product design and leading to exciting new innovations in how products are conceived and manufactured
NEW YORK — By 2045, humans will achieve digital immortality by uploading their minds to computers — or at least that’s what some futurists believe. This notion formed the basis for the Global Futures 2045 International Congress, a futuristic conference held here June 14-15. The conference, which is the brainchild of Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov, fell somewhere between hardcore science and science fiction
Birds need houses, and you, the 3D printing community, can be the ones to help. Enter the Thingiverse Birdhouse Challenge by designing a creative and functional birdhouse to shelter the newly-hatched! PRIZES | First Place Prize : One Eggbot , the open-source art robot that lets you draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects. The winner will also receive a spool of True Black MakerBot PLA filament
While Pelican Imaging’s 16-lens array camera will only reach mobile devices in 2014, the company doesn’t want to wait to show what its technology can do in practice. It just posted a clip suggesting that the camera’s whole-scene focusing and depth mapping could come in handy at a wedding. A guest could not only capture pristine snapshots of the occasion, but create 3D-printed figurines of the bride and groom while they’re still at the reception.
Airing this Tuesday, June 18, on NPR’s All Tech Considered and on NPR.org’s website, will be a feature on Robohand, the amazing story of a mechanical hand printed with a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. The hand was designed for those who have lost or were born without fingers. The original concept and design was created by a two-man team separated by 10,000 miles: Ivan Owen, a prop master from Washington State, and Richard Van As, a master carpenter from Johannesburg, South Africa